Dele Alli eyes more games for Tottenham after first start of season

The midfielder is eyeing more starts having featured in the number 10 role in the win over Sunderland.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli says he is eyeing more starts for Tottenham after starting against Sunderland.

The young midfielder started the game against the Black Cats in an attacking role just behind Harry Kane having made three substitute appearances so far this year.

Spurs have a busy schedule ahead of them with the games coming thick and fast for them, four in nine days to be exact, with the Europa League and Capital One Cup adding to the Premier League campaign.

And Alli says his main target is to get the next start and play well when he does. 

“I have to be positive, keep looking forward and the next challenge is now to get the next start and to play as well as I can,” he told

“I can’t thank the players and fans enough for how the season has started for me, the gaffer and the staff for how they’ve helped me settle in and the chances they’ve given me. I was delighted to get that first start.”

Win over Sunderland a big confidence boost

The midfielder also says that the win over Dick Advocaat’s side was a big one for Spurs’ confidence.

They were winless in their four games before the trip to the Stadium of Light, with a defeat to Manchester United followed by draws with Stoke, Leicester City and Everton.

Goals had been a major issue for them, with Harry Kane continuing to struggle, and Alli says everyone was one the edge of their seats waiting for the goal to come before Ryan Mason struck the winner.

“We were all up on our feet, delighted to get the goal and the win. It was a massive win for our confidence,” he added.

“Everyone was on the edge of their seats waiting for the goal to come and that’s what it was about, waiting for the chance, waiting for the finish and thankfully Ryan did it.”

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